Song Lyric Sunday: Time’s Arrow – ‘God Save The Queen’

“No future, no future, no future” Past, present and future are the key words for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday. Although there are almost incomprehensible theoretical arguments about the nature of time (as Jim points out in his introduction), we are quite willing to accept Isaac Newton’s keep-it-simple-stupid view that we are living in the…

Song Lyric Sunday: Windy – ‘A Song For Jeffrey’

The theme for Song Lyric Sunday this week is wind instruments – the chosen song should feature brass or woodwind instruments in the musical arrangement. My first thought was the title track of ‘Sergeant Pepper’s’, featuring an entire brass band. However, I decided to dig a little deeper and quite by chance I happened across…

Song Lyric Sunday: Maritime – ‘Lady of the Island’

There’s a tropical/maritime theme to Song Lyric Sunday this week, so a good opportunity to wheel out this delicate little confection from 1969 and the debut album of Crosby, Stills & Nash. Although even if it wasn’t sung by Graham Nash himself, it wouldn’t be too hard to guess who was behind it. It’ probably…

Song Lyric Sunday: Human Connections – ‘Heartbreaker’

‘Information’ and ‘communication’ could summarise the prompts for Song Lyric Sunday this week. That first of all made me think of Led Zeppelin’s ‘Communication Breakdown’, but then I recalled this acceptable alternative, as Robert Plant has information to impart. Hey fellas, have you heard the news?You know that Annie’s back in townIt won’t take long,…

Song Lyric Sunday: Celestial – ‘Venus In Furs’

Last week’s lyric challenge was about – well, not to beat about the bush (sic) – sex. For this Sunday, however, we’re back on safer ground with astronomy. Or are we? One of the key words for this week is ‘planets’. In this case, Venus – and the Velvet Underground. From the seminal (a word…

Song Lyric Sunday: Risqué – Empty Bed Blues

Song Lyric Sunday has a bit of a ‘hidden agenda’ to it this week. We are looking for something a bit saucy – risqué, indeed. ‘Empty Bed Blues’ is a sad but simple tale of a young lady with painful forearms whose sometimes absent boyfriend – a beret-wearing deep-sea diver, no less – is a…